Laura Kelly currently leads the Department for International Development’s business engagement work. This encompasses promoting and supporting inclusive and responsible business and identifying innovative ways DFID can work with the private sector to increase development impacts while making good business sense.
She has held senior roles in government and NGOs on a range of sustainable development issues, including at ActionAid where she led the agriculture and trade policy work also and the ONE campaign, where she was the European policy director. She has also been part of UK delegations at international negotiations.
Laura has degrees in agriculture and international development and has written and lectured on sustainable trade and development.